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  • Concerned about arsenic contamination, authorities in the city of Durango, the capital of Mexico’s Durango state, are working to cut back on groundwater extraction and instead increase use of purified water from dams.
  • Mexican state-owned petroleum company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) still has not been penalized for an oil spill in the Coatzacoalcos River that occurred more than a year ago, according to environmental NGO Greenpeace.
  • Carlos Álvarez García, president of the Agriculture and Livestock Chamber of Torreón, has warned that conflicts over water among producers in the La Laguna area could get worse, as the National Water Commission (Conagua) continues to say it will only release 450 million cubic meters of water for the agricultural cycle.
  • 21 Jan 2013- 08:14 by Local Press Report JAKARTA The Jakarta Globe Water operator PAM Lyonnaise Jaya has cut its clean water supply to 250,000 customers in Jakarta, after its reservoir was contaminated by oil as a result of the floods. The private company, known as Palyja, said the supply had been
  • 21 Jan 2013- 07:25 by Local Press Report LONDON The Guardian Anglo American is helping to secure drinking water for communities in one of the driest parts of the world. The company said, "Securing water for our mines and the communities who live close to our operations is one of our strategic
  • 9 Jan 2013- 08:35 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Renewable Energy Magazine Abengoa has been chosen by Cleanairtech Sudamérica S.A., part of the Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CAP) group, to develop a desalinated water pipeline in Chile. The contract, worth more than $65 million, will supply the
  • Environmental activism is proving increasing dangerous in Mexico, according to a report in Mexico’s Vanguardia newspaper. Six environmentalists who were fighting against mining projects and in defense of water and forests were killed in the country in 2012, and at least another 11 were killed between 2006 and 2011, the paper said at the end of December.